Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2015 Data Tables

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Q18c. Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits) Too Generous 23% 6% 36% 11% 15%
About Right 69% 27% 50% 33% 37%
Not Generous Enough 3% 3% 4% 6% 3%
Not Applicable 4% 59% 9% 44% 41%
Don't Know 0% 5% 1% 7% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits) Too Generous 3% 10% 21% 33% 33% 15%
About Right 28% 32% 44% 46% 58% 37%
Not Generous Enough 1% 5% 3% 5% 3% 3%
Not Applicable 62% 48% 28% 16% 5% 41%
Don't Know 5% 5% 4% 0% 1% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retirement income benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits) Too Generous 16% 8% 6% 8% 11% 34% 15%
About Right 38% 26% 38% 38% 40% 39% 37%
Not Generous Enough 1% 2% 2% 3% 7% 4% 3%
Not Applicable 42% 59% 49% 49% 34% 21% 41%
Don't Know 3% 5% 5% 2% 7% 2% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.